India winning the toss, put themselves to bat first but they were totally crumbled by Sri Lanka’s spin bowling attack. Wanindu Hasaranga was star player with the ball and Team India had no answers for Sri Lankan bowling attack and they managed to post just 81/8 at the end of 20 overs. In the 2nd innings Rahul Chahar kept troubling Sri Lankan batsmen but however since the total was very less Sri Lanka managed to pull out a win out of this game.
Numbers and stats from SL vs Ind 3rd T20I:
1 – Shikhar Dhawan became the first Indian captain to register a golden duck and also the only Indian player to lose his first T20I series as captain.
1 – Sri Lanka have won a bilateral T20I series against India for the first time.
2 – Dasun Shanaka captained the Sri Lankan in two T20I series and he ended up winning both the T20I series as captain.
Dasun Shanaka as SL captain in T20Is
Won 3-0 vs Pak in 2019
Won 2-1 vs Ind in 2021
2 – India only for the 2nd time have lost a bilateral T20I series, when 3 (or) more matches have been played in that series.
India losing T20I bilateral series (Minimum 3 matches):
against New Zealand in 2019
against Sri Lanka in 2021
3 – India’s 81/8 is their 3rd lowest total ever in the T20I history.
India’s lowest total in T20Is:
74 vs Aus, 2008
79 vs NZ, 2016
81/8 vs SL, 2021
4 – Wanindu Hasaranga’s 4/9 is the best T20I bowling figure by any player on his birthday.
7 – India have used 7 debutants in this T20I series which is joint-highest for them. Only other time India used 7 debutants in a T20I series was against Zimbabwe in 2016.
33 – SL have chased down the target of 82 runs with 33 balls to spare.
Biggest margin of win against India in T20Is (by balls left):
Aus – 52 balls in Melbourne, 2008
SL – 33 balls in Colombo, 2021
Aus – 31 balls in Colombo, 2012
117 – Sanju Samson has scored just 117 runs in T20Is from 10 innings he has played.
Least runs scored by an Indian batsman (bat pos no.1-7) who has minimum played 10 T20I innings:
Irfan Pathan – 112 runs (11 inns)
Sanju Samson – 117 runs (10 inns)
Ravindra Jadeja – 161 runs (14 inns)
14 – Dushmantha Chameera has picked 14 T20I wickets against India, which is 2nd highest for any bowler overall
Most wickets vs Ind in T20Is
Ish Sodhi – 17
Dushmantha Chameera – 14
Mitchell Santner – 12